Indianapolis in Marion County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Fletcher opposed slavery and promoted organization of U.S. colored troops in Indiana in Civil War. He died 1866 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery. He firmly established the Fletcher name in Indianapolis history; some of his children continued the legacy. His extensive diaries and letters remain essential sources for study of early Indiana.
Erected 2006 by Indiana Historical Bureau, Fletcher Place Neighborhood Association, and Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers. (Marker Number 49.2006.1.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Indiana State Historical Bureau Markers marker series.
Location. 39° 45.674′ N, 86° 8.956′ W. Marker is in Indianapolis, Indiana, in Marion County. Marker is at the intersection of Virginia Avenue and East Street on Virginia Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Indianapolis IN 46202, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Holy Rosary - Danish Church Historic District (approx. ¼ mile away); 28th Regiment USCT (approx. 0.4 miles away); Market Street Temple (approx. half a mile away); “Ladies and Gentlemen, Elvis Has Left the Building” (approx. half a mile away); John Muir in Indianapolis (approx. 0.6 miles away); Bowen-Merrill Fire / Indianapolis Fire Department (approx. 0.7 miles away); Griffith Block (approx. 0.7 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianapolis.
Categories. • African Americans • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. This page has been viewed 1,412 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 23, 2007, by M. Bowyer of Indianapolis, Indiana. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.